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HEALTHY IOWA: Branstad Talks Healthcare Plan

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Gov. Terry Branstad unveiled a new plan at the Statehouse Monday morning that he says will help uninsured Iowans living at or below the federal poverty level.

The Healthy Iowa plan will cover nearly 90,009 Iowans.

“The Healthy Iowa Plan is a modern health plan that will pay providers to care for their whole population and based on the quality of care they deliver, while rewarding positive health outcomes,” said Branstad. “Under our Healthy Iowa Plan, more Iowans will be served by the private insurance market, with access to affordable plans available through health benefits exchanges.”

The plan will cost $162 million.

The proposal fits within the governor’s two-year budget and five-year budget projection.

Funding comes through Medicaid savings by using traditional Medicaid eligibility with Affordable Care Act benefits.

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